Urban Stories | Milan

An unconventional guide to Milan, Domus Urban Stories | Milan invites you to discover the city through the perspectives and suggestions of architects, designers, artists, critics and fashion designers.

What is Milan today? What does it have and what does it lack? If it is true that in the period following the Expo it has undergone considerable transformations, which of these have left the strongest and most positive mark on the city? And thinking to tomorrow, what does it deserve to become?

A few days before the opening of Design Week 2017, Domus presents Domus Urban Stories – The Unconventional Guide to Milan, an international guide produced in English that describes the city through a work of choral harmony that brings together the voices of fifteen representatives of the world of culture, fashion, art, design and architecture who have chosen Milan as their adoptive city, where their practices are based or where they make regular visits to for professional reasons.

We asked Ronan Bouroullec, Maurizio Cattelan, David Chipperfield, Marco De Vincenzo, Naoto Fukasawa, Massimiliano Gioni, Jacques Herzog, Mimmo Jodice, Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison, Bijoy Jain, Alice Rawsthorn, Lia Rumma, Studio Swine and Benedetta Tagliabue, for their opinions, that sometimes turn into confidences, sometimes advice and finally into a wish, all around the same common thread, the Lombardy capital.

If you want to describe your Milan:
1. Follow @domusweb on Instagram;
2. Get hold of a copy of the guide Domus Urban Stories | Milan;
3. Photograph the guide in front of places that represent your relationship with the city – whether they be historic buildings, contemporary work of architecture, cocktail bars, restaurants, museums, galleries or piazzas – and post on Instagram with the hashtag #domusguide by 30 April 2017.


Domus Urban StoriesThe Unconventional Guide to Milan is available from 30 March from specialist bookshops and attached to the April issue of Domus, on the newsstands of Milan.